Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wivoy'

Savoy cabbage

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Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wivoy'

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Savoy cabbages have crisp, juicy crinkled leaves and solid hearts. Traditionally they were regarded as winter cabbages, but modern hybrids such as Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wivoy' mature sooner, for use in late-summer. Summer savoy cabbages have lighter semi-crinkled leaves and a milder flavour. Both kinds should be sown for a long season of use.

For best results grow Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wivoy' in well-prepared soil. Net plants to protect from butterflies and pigeons.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Wivoy

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

Time to plant: May to June

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